Author Archives: Steve Prentice

Facebook: Your At-work Social Network

Facebook: Your At-work Social Network

Social Network The unofficial divide between LinkedIn and FaceBook is about to get a whole lot fuzzier, with the January 2015 soft release of “Facebook at Work,” a social platform for the workplace. According to an entry in the Wall Street Journal’s Tech Blog, “the product is being tested in fewer than a dozen companies…

The Cat Within – Google Image Recognition

The Cat Within – Google Image Recognition

Google can see cats The unofficial star of the Internet is the cat. As a running joke concerning the ease by which time can be wasted online, cat videos and the grumpy cat are recurring stars. Google has now reinjected legitimacy into this cultural meme by using visuals of cats as a flagship for its new…

Project Loon – From Wi-Fi to High-Fi

Project Loon – From Wi-Fi to High-Fi

Project Loon Although the Internet appears universal and omnipresent to those who use it, the majority of the world still lacks access to it, due to many factors, including economics, terrain, political instability and straight-up poverty. A handful of high-profile Internet giants is setting about changing that, by changing the way the Internet signal travels: instead of…

IBM and Apple promises to make apps more sticky

IBM and Apple promises to make apps more sticky

Creating Apps that Stick A new partnership between IBM and Apple promises to make apps more sticky and responsive. Speaking at the IBM XCITE 2014 conference recently in Singapore, Tim Greisinger, IBM vice president for its Smarter Cities arm discussed the shortfalls of current apps and the potential for this marriage of industry behemoths moving…

Moving From Email Into The Cloud

Moving From Email Into The Cloud

Mobile Collaboration In The Cloud Imagine that you, as a manager, are told by the powers that be that you have to find “efficiencies” within your department that will result in one million dollars of savings annually. You struggle with this. You send an email to everyone on your senior team. “Where can we save…

EMC Answers The Call For up-to-the Minute Cloud Infrastructure Education

EMC Answers The Call For up-to-the Minute Cloud Infrastructure Education

EMC Answers The Call For Up-To-The Minute Cloud Infrastructure Education Building and managing cloud infrastructure is not easy. Comprising a collection of fast-changing technologies that compete with shifting policies and laws, user needs, and corporate objectives, it requires technical knowledge paired with the skills to talk to non-technical decision-makers as well as programmers and software…

Cloud Computing Services Perfect For Your Startup

Cloud Computing Services Perfect For Your Startup

Cloud Computing Services Chances are if you’re working for a startup or smaller company, you don’t have a robust IT department. You’d be lucky to even have a couple IT specialists. It’s not that smaller companies are ignoring the value and importance of IT, but with limited resources, they can’t afford to focus on anything…

The Cloud In 2015: Eight Trends To Look For

The Cloud In 2015: Eight Trends To Look For

The Cloud In 2015 For organizations of all sizes, in 2014 the cloud emerged as a critical part of the default consideration set when implementing any new application – in large part due to the cloud’s proven ability to handle data storage and processing demands in an elastic manner, improved verifiable standards around data security and…

Disaster Recovery And The Cloud

Disaster Recovery And The Cloud

Disaster Recovery And The Cloud One of the least considered benefits of cloud computing in the average small or mid-sized business manager’s mind is the aspect of disaster recovery. Part of the reason for this is that so few small and mid-size businesses have ever contemplated the impact of a major disaster on their IT…

Consequences Of Combining Off Premise Cloud Storage and Corporate Data

Consequences Of Combining Off Premise Cloud Storage and Corporate Data

Off Premise Corporate Data Storage Cloud storage is a broad term. It can encompass anything from on premise solutions, to file storage, disaster recovery and off premise options. To narrow the scope, I’ve dedicated the focus of today’s discussion to the more popular cloud storage services—such as Dropbox, Box, OneDrive—which are also known as hosted,…

Cloud Infographic: Corporate IT Security Stats

Cloud Infographic: Corporate IT Security Stats

Cloud Infographic: Corporate IT Security Stats Each week on CloudTweaks we provide a few shoutouts to companies who provide engaging and interesting infographics that reflect our readers interests.  In this case, we have an excellent infographic provided by the team at arellia.com which takes a closer look at cyber-security and some of the biggest malware threats…

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